13. What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?
At times it may be necessary to consult with outside agencies to receive more specialised expertise. The agencies used by the school include:
Educational Psychologists & EWDOs (Emotional Wellbeing Development Officers)
CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service)
MASH (Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub including Child Protection advisors & social workers)
Family support workers
Occupational Therapists & Physiotherapists.
School nursing team
Outreach teachers (Springwell, Vermont & Cedar special schools)
Specialist advisory teachers (Hearing, Visual and Physical Impairment)
Language support including Speech Therapists, SALSAs & bilingual assistants
Community policing team
EWO (Education Welfare Officer)
Voluntary services and charities e.g. NSPCC and young carers
Our work is enhanced by the provision outlined in Southampton’s Local offer which can be found through their website at http://sid.southampton.gov.uk/kb5/southampton/directory/localoffer.page